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  • September 18, 2019
  • Posted by John C Filice

Your mortgage could be a goldmine of potential savings

Your mortgage could be a goldmine of potential savings A penny saved is a penny earned! By making the right decisions, your mortgage could be a goldmine of potential savings. With access to a broad

  • September 11, 2019
  • Posted by John C Filice

Real Estate: How to Boost Your Credit Score Before Buying Applying for a Mortgage

For the vast majority of home buyers, obtaining a mortgage will be a vital part of the purchasing process. Of course, in order to be approved for that mortgage, you will need to ensure that your cre

  • August 28, 2019
  • Posted by John C Filice

Exploring the Pros and Cons of Purchasing a Condo

When you decide to take your first step on the property ladder, you will have plenty of property-types to choose from. Many buyers prefer to buy an existing single-family home, some want to buy a plot

  • August 14, 2019
  • Posted by John C Filice

10 Benefits of Buying a Newly Constructed House

There are two options available when seeking a new home for your family. You can purchase a resale (meaning an older home that has already been lived in) or a new construction. While each choice pro

  • July 24, 2019
  • Posted by John C Filice

How Much House Can You Afford? Ask Yourself These Critical Questions to Find Out

It is the perennial question for every first-time homeowner. How much house can I afford? As with so many life-changing decisions, there is no one right answer to this common query, and the size of th

  • July 10, 2019
  • Posted by John C Filice

3 Simple Ways to Repair Your Credit

For many Canadians looking to purchase a home, bad credit scores stand in the way of getting a mortgage. Most lenders prefer your score to be 650 or higher. If they do allow for lower credit scores, i

  • June 27, 2019
  • Posted by John C Filice

First Time Home Buyers Guide: What Happens after Sending an Offer to Purchase

After sending the offer to purchase to the seller, there's nothing left to do but cross some fingers and hope for the best. Or is there? What happens now and when will the keys finally change hands? T

  • June 12, 2019
  • Posted by John C Filice

First Time Home Buyers Guide: What about Pre-Qualification, Pre-Approval, and Mortgage Commitment Letters?

Securing pre-qualification, pre-approval, and mortgage commitment letters can simplify the mortgage application process. These steps can also help home buyers avoid disaster. They don't need all three

  • May 30, 2019
  • Posted by John C Filice

The lowdown on downpayments

The lowdown on downpayments I get questions about downpayment all the time! So here is the lowdown on how much you need, and how you might get it. How much do you need? Not surprisingly, most Canad

  • May 22, 2019
  • Posted by John C Filice

Three Mistakes to Avoid as a First Time Homebuyer

Purchasing your first home is always an exciting life milestone. However, if you want to make a smooth and easy transition into home ownership, there are a few mistakes you should try to avoid along

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